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2016 Events

We have a great series of events coming up and we keep adding on, so do check regularly! See when our book groups are meeting and what they're reading and meet our many visiting authors - there really is something for everyone. And if you can't make it to the event, just send us an email or give us a call and we can get a book signed for you - no problem!

September
APALACHIAN ODYSSEY  

BOOK SIGNING WITH LOCAL AUTHOR, JEFF RYAN
Thursday, September 15 - 1:00 pm

Maine author, Jeff Ryan will be at the bookstore for a book signing of his memoir, APALACHIAN ODYSSEY.

APPALACHIAN ODYSSEYis a memoir, outlining the Appalachian Trail trek and the lessons he learned throughout. Modeled loosely on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Ryan treats each section as a self-contained story. It is a highly entertaining read that touches on the trail's history and the mental aspects of doing the trail. More than 75 color photos offer additional inspiration. APPALACHIAN ODYSSEY is a great read for those who dream of doing the trail or want to experience the hike without having to shoulder a pack.

Ryan was born and raised in Maine, where he grew up exploring the inlets and islands off the Maine coast. As an adult, Ryan adopted hiking as his favorite mode of exploration. In 1983, he went on his first long-distance hike, a six and half month adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Upon his return to Maine from the PCT, Ryan climbed Maine's highest 50 mountains in one year. In 1985, Ryan's friend, Wayne Cyr, joined him for a one-day hike on the Appalachian Trail that inadvertently began their 28-year adventure.

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CURIOSITY DAY! CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF CURIOUS GEORGE  

CURIOSITY DAY! CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF CURIOUS GEORGE
Saturday, September 17 - 10:00 am - Noon

Happy Birthday Curious George! Our favorite monkey is turning 75 and we will be celebrating with a special Curiosity Day on Saturday, September 17 starting at 10am with a Curious George Storytime right here at the bookstore.

We'll have stories, games, special treats, Curious George crafts, lots of Curious George books and more!
So Get Curious and join us in celebrating our classic monkey friend, Curious George!

 
Following Atticus   MEET & GREET with author Tom Ryan and his latest companion Samwise
Saturday, September 24th from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

After kicking off the Atticus M. Finch Memorial Walk for the Animals at Conway Area Humane Society's Bark in the Park event, Tom & Samwise will walk just down the street to White Birch Books where Tom will sign copies of Following Atticus and people will get to meet Samwise A. Passaconaway. There will be light refreshments served. If you would like to pre-order a book, please give us a call at the store, 603.356.3200.

october
OLLI  

OLLI Class in Manchester BEST BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND BEYOND
Thursday, October 13 2:00-4:00 PM
Hooksett Public Library, 31 Mount St. Mary's Way, Hooksett, NH
Class Size: Min: 15 Max: 40
Class Fee: $15

Professor Laura, owner of White Birch Books, is at it again! A major part of her job is to steer people to the books they might love, so she is constantly reading in a variety of genres and discussing what she reads with anyone who will listen and now she will be teaching it to you!
Most books are released in the fourth quarter of the year. With so many choices - how do you pick? This class can help. We'll talk about the best new books coming our way now and through the holidays. The class will focus mainly on fiction and will include all the highly-anticipated titles as well as some sleepers that you can discover first. There will also be a concerted effort to include upcoming nonfiction titles. As an added bonus, participants will go home with a new book to read!

 
Alex's Amazing Poetry: 1st book of poetry.  

LOCAL AUTHOR POETRY READING
Saturday, October 22nd 2-3pm

Alex's Amazing Poetry: 1st book of poetry.

Poetry that will amaze you. Poetry is the expression of the Soul, Never Forget That!

Alexander Mulcahy, is a local author living in North Conway, New Hampshire and has been writing poetry for the majority of his life. His inspiration comes from listening to music that gives him the right poetic rhythm.
Alex will be at the bookstore reading poetry from his book and signing copies

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Chasing Summits: In Pursuit of High Places   AUTHOR EVENING WITH GARRY HARRINGTON
Monday, October 24th 6:00 pm

Garry will be at the bookstore for what is sure to be an amazing discussion about his book, Chasing Summits: In Pursuit of High Places and an Unconventional Life and signing copies.

Garry Harrington hardly recognizes himself in photos any more. Staring down his fortieth birthday, he no longer looks like the collegiate athlete who once loved hiking and running. His dream job as a sports writer no longer holds the same thrill. As his marriage crumbles, he comes to the uncomfortable realization that something has to change before he loses himself entirely…

On the trails of New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock, he begins to feel it. Every heart-pounding slog up gets easier; every break on the summit feels freer, until he racks up 1,000 ascents. As he tackles harder trails in more distant locales, he sheds the life he thought he wanted in pursuit of something more. His journey takes him from the familiar peaks of his native New England to the foreign and famous—from the Rockies, to the high peaks of Mexico to Tajumulco Volcano, the highest point in Central America, continuing ever-onwards and upwards to the summit he’d dreamt of climbing since childhood—the Matterhorn. Harrington is in rarified company, completing not only the High Points in the continental U.S. but also one of a handful to have summited all 66 of the accepted 14,000-footers in the Lower 48

Garry Harrington is a peakbagger, ultramarathonner, freelance sportswriter, and film promoter. His writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Kansas City Star, and more. A New Hampshire native, Garry lives wherever his adventures take him.

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The Finest Hours:   Thursday, October 27th, 7pm
ONE BOOK ONE VALLEY

This year’s book for One Book One Valley will be The Finest Hours:

The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.
Author Michael Tougias will speak and answer questions at Loynd Auditorium, Kennett High School. The program will be followed by a book signing.

Our vision: Imagine if folks throughout Mount Washington Valley read the same book. Then talked about it. And THEN got to come together to meet the author at a special valley-wide event. One Book One Valley is successful because of you, the individual reader, and YOU, our community of readers, coming together.

The book describes the simultaneous rescue missions for two oil tankers, each of which split in two during a severe winter storm off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. It is a fast-paced, thrilling read, and it comes in a young reader’s version as well as the original adult edition. A feature film based on the book was released in theaters in January 2016.

 

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